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United States Navy experience report

  • 14.Jan 2019
  • Employee

The job is stable,with good pay and excellent benefits,but it does not offer a great deal of upward mobility.

3.94

Company Culture

The job is rewarding but there is limited opportunity for upward mobility.

Support from management

The job is rewarding but there is limited opportunity for upward mobility.

Teamwork

This is expected,we received annual training on this topic, and staff has numerous resources to access of problems in this area present themselves.

Freedom to work independently

Do not require a great deal of supervision. We have a reasonable amount of latitude to determine how we accomplish our work,so long as it is within the allowance of our operating guidance.

Internal Communication

Receive an annual evaluatiom,but it is essentially a satisfactory/unsatisfactory appraisal.

Gender Equality

This is a federal government work place,it is well integrated with regard to race and gender. The workplace climate is very possitive in this regard.

Attitude towards older colleagues

The majority of workers in civil service are older,so the workplace climate is good in this area.

Career Development

Advancement is possible,but the individual must obtain the certifications themselves,and at their own cost.

Overall compensation for your work

My compensation is favorable to other positions with other companies in my geographical region. The benefits (health,insurance,etc.) are top notch

Office / Work Environment

Generally the work environment are good in this regard,but sometimes the budget does not allow for timely upgrades in technology,and some of the buildings are old and in need of repair.

Environmental Friendliness

Has active recycling activities,and has strict guidelines regarding environmental impact and in the use and disposal of hazardous materials.

Work-Life Balance

Work regular shifts,usually Monday through Friday. Have weekends and Federal Holidays off,and up to4 weeks of paid leave each year.

Company Image

Federal employees are serving their country

Job Security

Civil Service positions are very stable

Handicapped Accessibility

Most places are handicap friendly

Workplace Safety

We have a formal safety department the inspects and trains personnel on safety related issues. Safety is something that is stressed,and continually reinforced in the work centers.

Challenging Work

Job requires you to follow rules,doesn't want workers to be too imaginative.

Inclusive / Diverse

We are guided by rules and regulations,so diversity of ideas can be a bit constrained as it applies directly to the work we do.

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would change the annual work force trainning programs from a reactive based trainning regimen that is geared to instructing workers to not do things that they know they shouldn't do,and are wrong (i.e. workplace violence,sexual harassment,etc.),to one that is proactive,providing more meaningful training on topics more geared to career progression,or financial strategies,etc.

What I like about the company

After serving 24 years in the military,I wasn't looking forward to entering into the civilian work force. This job has allowed me to continue serving my country as a civilian,but most of my co-workers are also prior military,so there is a cohesiveness within the work force. Working with other people with similar work and life experiences is pleasant,and the work is fulfilling.

What I dislike about the company

The company does not offer a great deal of upward mobility. If you desire advancement,you must obtain qualifications,certifications,or additional education in your own time,and at your own expence.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Department of the Navy
  • City
    Jacksonville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered